Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meme-ilicious My answers to my bloggy friends' questions

I don’t know who started this Meme, but my last Meme gained many comments and is one of the more popular posts on my blog. So I’ll take Suzanne Payne’s tag and work on this as well.

If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?

Ok, not a fair question. It is very personal. I have five moments, but they are the same type of moment. Carrying my new born son(s) and daughter from the delivery room to the weigh, measure and print room. I spent time in the delivery room being with my wife, helping her with the labor (like I can really help, it is all her, but I was there for moral support and coaching.) Once our child was born, she, of course, gets to hold the baby. Then I was able to walk the hall with my newborn in arm and enjoy the first few minutes of their life. Those times are ones I wouldn’t mind reliving.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?

My wife and I have discussed this on many occasions. The mistakes made help make us the people we are today. That said, I would like to return to July 12, 1997 and not change lanes on the interstate. Changing lanes sent the minivan careening off the road, and ejecting my four year old son across the oncoming traffic and being ran over by an 18 wheeler. He lost four toes that day.

What movie/tv character do you most resemble in personality?

I am told I look like Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker isn’t bad.

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?

I couldn’t push anyone off a cliff. No one has ever got to me that much. I don’t even like to entertain this idea, so I’ll have to pass.

Name one habit you want to change in yourself.

I have and tend to procrastinate. Not often, but I do at times.

Describe yourself in one word.


Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.


Why do you blog? Answer in one sentence.
I enjoy being creative, and blogging allows several outlets for my creativity.

Who am I tagging?
CC, Peter Burton, J Lea Lopez, Brenda, Cherie, Kristal Jones, Clippership, and Lora Palmer

Meme The Second:

Are you hot?
My wife thinks so, and that is good enough.

Upload a picture or wall paper you are using at the moment.

I think the Mach 5 is cool.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

Today in a chicken wrap at Sonic.

The Song(s) you listened to recently?
Titanic Soundtrack, Carpenters

What were you thinking as you were doing this?

What kind of question is this? I was thinking of the answers to the questions!

Do you have nicknames?
Not really.

Tag eight Blogger friends.
1. Peter Burton A Storyteller's Musings
2. Brenda Carre The Art and Writings of Brenda Carre
3. J lea Lopez Jello World
4. Brenda Drake Brenda Drake Writes
5. Writer Cherie Ready, Write, Go
6. Joyce Alton Yesternight's Voyage
7. 1KellieM Tighty Writie
8. Lora Palmer A Writer in Bloom

Who’s listed as number one?

Peter Burton, a great writer, and I’ve been a beta reader for him

Say something about number 5.

Cherie helped me get my tech questions on building this blog

How did you get to know number 3?

AQC, she was a great help in getting me on twitter, and building the blog.

How about number 4?

She posted to my blog, I followed her back and liked what I saw

Leave a message for number 6.

Hey Clip,

My chapter one is soooo much better because of your crits. Thanks for running the Marathon on AQC!

Leave a lovey-dovey message for number 2.

I’ll pass on lovey-dovey, but she has been a great support in helping me join AQC, and my writing is much better because of her encouragement.

Do number 7 and number 8 have any similarities?

Both I met at AQC and then more with twitter. I like their sites and the friendship that is growing.


Precy Larkins said...

Your blog is looking rad, my friend! Thanks for the tag ( I think. Those are hard questions! LOL)

Anonymous said...

Well, Dean, I would not go so far as to say a great writer, (I do butcher grammar and spelling quite often.), but I do hope I am a great storyteller.

I hope... I hope... I HOPE!! (Think this is strange, you should hear me beg the lottery sometime.)

Love what you've done with the place, but I still think a couple of throw pillows, and some nice chardonnay stage curtains would make it just fabulous.

Now to copy these questions and get ready to do my meme. May take a day, or two, but I'll get to it.

Suzanne Payne said...

Thanks for taking on the challenge! Those questions were hard for me. Love your blog by the way. The blue is really pretty! mean masculine and!

Joyce Alton / @joycealton said...

I like the new look of the blog too, Dean.

Your poor son! Four toes and a frightening experience. The mommy in me was feeling the pain.

Thanks for the tag. Never been tagged for something like this before. Should be interesting.

Dean C. Rich said...

Cherie and Peter,

Thanks for the feedback on the site. I've been trying to make it a nice place. Can't wait to read your meme!

Dean C. Rich said...


Thank you for thinking of me! It was fun, and it is fun to spread it around the blog sphere!

BTW I think the blue makes a nice background. relaxing and want to stay around awhile type thing.

Dean C. Rich said...


Thanks for the comments. The boy is now 18 and doing very, very well! It was not one of my better days!

My wife told me the blog was too dark, and then I figured out how to put my own background on it. So I was able to give it a face lift!

Looking forward to reading your meme!

Thanks for stopping by!